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Aara Amidi-Nouri, assistant professor in the School of Nursing, is quoted
Published: Monday, March 16, 2015
Mention of KALW radio show with Michael De Rosa, Ph.D., Chair of Physician Assistant Dept. at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland and family medicine practitioner in Berkeley
Published: Friday, March 13, 2015
radio show with guest Michael De Rosa, Ph.D., Chair of Physician Assistant Dept. at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland and family medicine practitioner in Berkeley
Published: Monday, March 9, 2015
Congrats to HIPGiver Dr. Tomás Magaña, FACES Founder and SMU faculty member!
Source: BeHipGive on YouTube
Published: Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Kenichi Ito took part in a study at the Motion Analysis Research center at Oakland’s Samuel Merritt University
Published: Wednesday, February 18, 2015
A British TV documentary crew had sent the 32-year-old a plane ticket to fly to Oakland last week and check himself into something called the Motion Analysis Resource Center, a part of Samuel Merritt University. The center’s director, Drew Smith, hooked Ito up to no fewer than 76 motion detectors so he could perform the motion analysis properly.
Source: SF Gate
Published: Wednesday, February 18, 2015
“We have not eradicated measles,” DeRosa said. “And we’re not going to. We’re suppressing it. That wolf is always at the door.”
Source: San Francisco Chronicle
Published: Thursday, February 5, 2015
All Hampton Health locations and facilities are recognized as geriatric training sites through affiliation agreements with hospital resident programs such as St. Mary’s Medical Center and UCSF, as well as through physician assistant certification programs through Samuel Merritt and St. Francis (PA) Universities.
Published: Monday, February 2, 2015
SMU's Barbara Puder led girls in grades four to six through activities about the brain
Published: Thursday, December 18, 2014
Written by SMU Associate Director, Media Relations and News Writer, Justin Berton
Source: Alameda Magazine
Published: Monday, December 1, 2014
Oakland North on Henrietta Lacks and the SMU event on October 23, 2014
Published: Monday, November 10, 2014
KQED's coverage of the 2014 SMU Zombie Health Symposium
Published: Friday, October 31, 2014
KPIX/CBS News coverage of the SMU Zombie Health Symposium - with video
Published: Friday, October 31, 2014
SF Gate article about the SMU Zombie Symposium
Source: San Francisco Chronicle (
Published: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
This fall the T4D bus will roll through California State University, Fresno and Samuel Merritt School of Podiatric Medicine.
Published: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Meadows not only keeps over 9,000 students healthy in Dublin’s rapidly growing school district, but is also an active fitness instructor with a passion for health and nutrition.What role do school nurses play in keeping our kids healthy? 

Published: Tuesday, September 9, 2014
SMU's HSSC and use of standardized patients is covered in this article
Source: San Francisco Chronicle (
Published: Thursday, August 14, 2014
Aara Amidi-Nouri, PhD, RN, chair of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program and School of Nursing’s Director of Diversity was one of the 20 selected.
Published: Friday, August 8, 2014
Source: KPIX Channel 5
Published: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Joel Siapno, a 2014 BSN grad and former teacher's assistant, talks about how nursing school made him a better athlete.

Source: The Oakland Tribune
Published: Thursday, July 17, 2014
Joel “The Quiet Storm” Siapno, a 22-year-old 2014 nursing graduate from Samuel Merritt University, has placed his nursing career on hold to follow his dream of becoming a professional boxer.
Published: Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awards to 52 schools of nursing, including SMU
Published: Sunday, June 15, 2014
"Students at the more than 100-year-old Oakland health sciences school gathered Thursday for an unusual event: the school's first memorial for donated bodies."
Source: San Francisco Chronicle (
Published: Friday, April 18, 2014
Free, all-ages event that is part of the Brain Awareness program at SMU
Source: East Bay Express
Published: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Source: Aberdeen News
Published: Friday, March 21, 2014
Several SMU students, as well as Audrey Berman, Dean of Nursing, are quoted in this article about the recent backlog in the state computer system.
Published: Friday, February 14, 2014
SMU graduate Ben Villarreal and Audrey Berman, Dean of Nursing at Samuel Merritt University, are quoted in the article.
Published: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Audrey Berman, dean of nursing at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, said the state’s delay is adding stress to an already stressful situation for nursing grads entering a tightening job market.
Published: Friday, February 7, 2014
Belczyk is a graduate of the California College of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt College
Published: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Upgrading the SMU video conferencing technology
Published: Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. announcement featuring SMU San Francisco Peninsula Learning Center nursing students

Source: Peninsula Volunteers, Inc.
Published: Thursday, September 19, 2013
Source: California Podiatric Medical Association
Published: Tuesday, September 3, 2013

SMU Human Resources Executive Director travels to nation's capital to commemorate 50th anniversary March on Washington

Source: Catholic Standard (Washington, DC)
Published: Wednesday, August 28, 2013

SMU Occupational Therapy student, Justin Takeoka, wins the People’s Choice Award during the 39th Maddak Awards Competition.

Published: Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Dr. Tomás A. Magaña, Medical Director of the SMU Physician Assistant Program, was featured in a story on the NBC local news broadcast about the Faces For The Future Coalition.
Source: NBC Bay Area
Published: Thursday, July 18, 2013

Includes a quote from Feeroza Joyaa, a recent Samuel Merritt University Nursing School graduate.

Source: Inside Bay Area & Marin Independent Journal
Published: Tuesday, June 4, 2013

SMU's own Dr. Tomás A. Magaña was recently featured in People magazine, discussing his Faces for the Future program.

Source: People Magazine
Published: Monday, May 20, 2013

Which toys can help teach those much-needed interaction skills? SMU Alumni (MOT, 1998) Rondalyn Whitney, PhD, weighs in.

Source: Parade Magazine
Published: Wednesday, April 17, 2013

BalanceWear, a therapeutic, earned a National Institutes of Health Recovery Grant of just under $400,000 -  awarded to Samuel Merritt University (SMU) Physical Therapy Professor Dr. Gail Widener, PT

Published: Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Dr. Tomás A. Magaña, Assistant Professor/Medical Director in the Master Physician Assistant Program at Samuel Merritt University, was featured on NBC's Nightly News for his work in improving the lives of at-risk youth through education and career training.

Source: NBC News
Published: Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Source: Oakland Business Review
Published: Monday, August 20, 2012
Source: Redbook Magazine
Published: Saturday, August 18, 2012
Source: Podiatry Management Online
Published: Saturday, August 18, 2012
Source: Podiatry Management Online
Published: Friday, August 17, 2012
Source: Reporter News
Published: Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Source: Podiatry Management Online
Published: Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Source: National Association of College and University Business Officers
Published: Monday, August 13, 2012
Source: Podiatry Management Online
Published: Saturday, August 4, 2012